“A Midsummer Night’s Daydream: A Most Raucous Riff, Reveling in Shakespeare’s Renowned Reverie”

"A Midsummer Night's Daydream" at Northwestern's Wirtz Center

“A Midsummer Night’s Daydream: A Most Raucous Riff, Reveling in Shakespeare’s Renowned Reverie”
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by David Catlin
July 21 to 30
Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive

Fairies, lovers, clowns and royals will draw audiences deep into the madness and nonsense of a primeval garden wood in this hilarious and heartfelt new adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” From Lookingglass Theatre Company co-founder David Catlin comes a new and wholly original adaptation blending music, circus and Shakespeare into a 90-minute romp. The production unites the collaborative team that gave Northwestern, Chicago and the national theatre community “The Little Prince” and “Moby Dick.” Recommended for ages 10 and older.

The limited two-week summer schedule begins Friday, July 21 and runs through Sunday, July 30. Performance times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an additional matinee performance on Saturday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Single tickets are $10 - 25. Advance tickets for Northwestern students are $6.

Tickets to all SummerStage events are available now through the Wirtz Center website.

The SummerStage box office is open for sales by phone at 847-491-7282 or in person at the Ethel M. Barber Theater lobby box office.  Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Wirtz Center is a member of the Northwestern Arts Circle, which brings together film, humanities, literary arts, music, theater, dance and visual arts.

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